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making news in america this morning, breaking overnight, the terrorist known as jihadi john targeted in a u.s. air strike, the knife-wielding masked man, a symbol of isis believed to be dead. live team coverage with the late breaking details. trump's tirade. the republican candidate going off mocking ben carson, his book and stabbing incident plus the candidates weighing in on the university of missouri protest, critical of the protesters. caller rush. the nfl debuting new uniforms for thursday night football and a lot of fans are not happy with them. and pull over, google's driverless car getting a lesson in the rules of the road.
on this friday morning we are begin with that breaking news, the targeting of one of the most despised figures on the planet. >> we're talking about isis terrorist jihadi john believed to have been killed in a u.s. drone strike. his real name, mohamed emwazi, a masked executioner seen on video beheading hostages. the cia has been tracking emwazi for for than a year. >> killed in a drone strike in raqqah and although the pentagon has not confirmed his death sources tell abc news it was a 100% direct hit, abc's brian ross has been tracking the story overnight. >> reporter: the world first came to know jihadi john a little over a year ago when he appeared in this video wearing a black mask holding a knife and threatening the life of american journalist james foley. his voice was disguised but he could not hide his british accent. >> you have plotted against us and gone far out of your way to find reasons to interfere in our affairs. >> reporter: one after near he
presided over the murders of foley, steven sotloff, peter kassig, plus two britons and two japanese hostages in our knife will continue to strike the necks of your people. >> reporter: earlier this year his true identity was revealed to be mohamed emwazi seen here wearing an american baseball cap, the son of kuwaiti parents who emigrated to the united kingdom. even as a schoolboy in london emwazi was spotted by teachers as having a violent streak. one teacher told the bbc that at the age of 11, he was put in anger management therapy. >> we'd find that he'd get very angry and worked up and it would take him a long time to calm himself down. >> reporter: flaunting his role as executioner once he joined isis with this his piercing eyes and gravelly voice emwazi became one of the world's most wanted men, brian ross, abc news, new york. >> the vehicle that emwazi was in burst into flames and one official said essentially evapora evaporated. >> brian mentioned one of the hostages believed to have been
killed by mohamed emwazi, american james foley. foley's family has been highly critical of the administration's efforts to rescue hostages. abc news investigative producer from our brian ross unit james meeks spoke to foley a parents overnight. >> it was very small solace to learn that jihad john had been killed in an air strike and she said the government just doesn't get it. you know, essentially doesn't bring their son back. that was their point and they are -- i don't think they'll miss jihad john but preferred to have gotten jim back a. >> u.s. officials have been tracking him for several months thousand after identified as a british citizen in february. >> abc's stephanie ramos is live in washington. stephanie, will the u.s. ever have 100% confirmation that he's dead and how will they try to confirm it? >> reporter: well, reena, u.s. officials say this morning they presume jihadi john was killed by that u.s. drone strike based on what they observed in the hit
and say his car was struck and it virtually burst into flames. they may never have 100% confirmation but they can come close by listening to the chatter of isis operatives and social media. >> okay, so clearly he is a high value target but could this be a turning point in the fight against isis? >> reporter: well, it will certainly give isis leaders pause about how effective the u.s. was in tracking this top target. now, here's a big question. could the u.s. be after other top targets? well, richard clarke, a former counterterrorism adviser to the white house and current abc news consultant says this might be a sign the tide is turning. a big blow to the terror group when its propaganda figure is killed. kendis and reena, back to you. >> stephanie ramos reporting from washington for us on this, thank you. also breaking right now, we're just learning another blow to isis. >> in iraq, kurdish forces have retaken the strategic city of sinjar which had been in isis control while kurds were
fighting on the ground. the u.s. led calista wassing itting them with air strikes. the key supply route runs through sinjar. >> isis may have extended its reach now into lebanon with a deadly attack, the group claiming responsibility for twin suicide bombings in beirut that killed at least 43 people. that death toll expected to rise. until now isis had not had a recognized affiliation in lebanon but its forces are fighting in neighboring syria as well as iraq. back here at home we'll switch gears to the race for the white house which is heating up as donald trump steps up his attacks. >> trump had harsh words for campus protesters and the university of missourinathan ka. this morning, donald trump unplugged. >> i'm telling carly whatever the hell her name is fiorina i'm saying, will you stop cutting in? kasich, oh, i have a headache
from this guy. >> reporter: at a late night rally in iowa going after the rest of gop candidates especially ben carson. >> if you're pathological there's no cure for that, folks. if you're a child molester, a sick puppy, you're a child molester, there's no cure for that. there's only one cure, we don't want to talk about that cure. >> reporter: trump mocking carson's account of trying to stab a friend. >> and he plunged it into the belt. and amazingly the belt stayed totally flat. how stupid are the people of iowa? how stupid are the people of the country to believe this crap? >> reporter: protests at the university of missouri now drive the attention of the presidential candidates. trump calling the school's president chancellor weak for stepping down. >> i think it's disgusting. i think the two people that resigned are weak, ineffective people. i think that when they resigned they set something in motion that's going to be a disaster for the next long period of time.
>> reporter: the protests over alleged racial incidents escalated this week when the college football team joined and threatened not to play this weekend, students are demanding more black faculty and staff and more money for campuswide diversity programs. >> did you look at their demands? they're crazy. >> reporter: he called the protests there infantile. >> we're being a little bit too tolerant, i guess you might say, accepting infantile behavior. i don't care which side it comes from. >> as candidates voice their opinion president obama joined the chorus of criticism over trump's promise to deport millions of undocumented immigrants. in an exclusive interview with abc's george stephanopoulos, the president blasted the idea of a deportation force. >> nobody thinks that that is realistic but more importantly that's not who we are as americans. >> so what do you think -- >> you can see more of that interview with president obama later on "good morning america." an ohio man under arrest
this morning for the alarming way he tried to help isis. officials say he used social media to promote violence against members of the u.s. armed forces. the posts included photos, names and even addresses of service personnel. the weather threat overnight is not rain or snow, it's strong winds in the midwest especially around the great lakes. the region seeing gusts as high as 66 miles an hour. rain and snow on the up of michigan and you can see rain stretching into new england. well, still ahead, a secret service officer accused in a shocking crime while on duty. plus, caught on camera. a clerk's quick thinking saving a woman after she was kidnapped. and the breaking news we've been following all night, jihadi john targeted in a u.s. air strike, we'll have the latest.
police in northern california pulled over this car because it was going too slow. turns out it was one of google's driverless cars programmed to travel below 25 miles an hour for safety reasons, police did not issue a ticket but warned google its car was backing up traffic. and there is a new embarrassment for the u.s. secret service. uniformed agent lee robert moore has been arrested for sexting someone he believed to be a 14-year-old girl. the recipient was actually an undercover detective. some of the communication took place while moore was on duty at the white house. he is also accused of trying to arrange a meeting with the girl. your next buick suv may be made in china. "the wall street journal" reports gm's plans to move ahead with its goal to import the envision. it would go on sale by the end of next year making gm the first u.s. automaker to sell a chinese
made vehicle here. and also from italy, a possible solution to job-related stress. a northern italian textile firm says employees' biggest complaint is too many e-mails so the bosses decided this week would be e-mail-free urging employees to talk more. they insist stress levels have plummeted. the official results are still to come. most likely not in an e-mail form, i would guess. >> true, that would be epic fail at abc, i can tell you. all right, so when we come back, autism in america. new numbers out this morning showing a rising rate. don't call this guy david hasselhoff anymore. >> huh? >> we'll explain. not yet. not yet. not yet! not yet.
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u.s. officials tell abc news it was a 100% direct hit. american reporter james foley, among the hostages believed to have been beheaded by jihadi john. foley's parents saying overnight the terrorist's death is small solace compared to the loss of their son. much more later on "good morning america." so, a good outcome and a stunning verdict has been reached in an organized crime case that has captivated the nation for nearly 40 years. a good outcome for that man, a federal jury found vincent asaro not guilty of the legendary lufthansa robbery 37 years ago which was drama advertised in the movie "goodfellas." as he left the courthouse the now 80-year-old asaro shouted the word "free" and said even he was shocked at the verdict. the jury didn't buy the testimony of the government witnesses. child welfare officials in utah are challenging a judge's decision to remove a baby from the hole of her sail-sex foster parents. the legally married couple has been caring for the child for
three months but the judge went against recommendations and ordered the 9-month-old be placed with a heterosexual couple citing research that children are better off in heterosexual families. surgeons at the cleveland clinic are preparing for the first uterus transplant ever performed in the u.s. the surgery will allow women without a uterus or with ones that are damaged to become pregnant. eight women from around the country have already started the screening process. sweden, the only country so far to have successfully performed the surgery. a new government study fines a jump in the number of children with autism. researchers say 1 in 45 american children are autistic. about 2.2% but caution the increase could actually be due to the way questions were asked. police are crediting a philadelphia convenience store clerk for helping end a kidnapping, something didn't look right to him when a man and woman went to use the atm. he confronted the man, sheltered the woman in the store and called the cops. the man kidnapped the woman, a doctor from a hospital parking
lot garage and forced her to make withdrawals at atms. >> nice heads-up move there by that clerk. time for sports and thursday night football action. >> of course, with the highlights our guys at espn. >> welcome to our "sportscenter" set in los angeles. stan verrett, neil everett. only one undefeated team left in the nba. >> warriors feeling minnesota, seth curry feeling it off andre miller. a piece of it. shook his head like, did that go in? 21. in the first quarter. he finished with 46. warriors win 129-116. they're 10-0. they may go 82-0. >> they probably will. bills and jets thursday night football. an explosion of color. coming on to your screen. there goes red, green. >> green and red, colts.
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today. now the hoff is really the hoff. david hasselhoff has changed his name. >> yeah, he made the announcement in this video here. >> i've been wanting to drop the hassle from my life for years now i have made it official. david hoff. >> all right, not so fast. his agent says it's actually just a stunt for an australian ad campaign with more coming in the next few day, not surprisingly, hasselhoff is the name he was born with and it's the name he used while starring in the tv series, of course, "baywatch" and "night rider." >> once in a while everyone wants to get rid of some hassles. how many more puns can we come up with. >> hoff with them. move over, donald trump. a pint-sized mogul in the making may soon give you a run for your money. >> a look at rachel. there she is. she came up with a pretty brilliant plan. her plan was to sell her little
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>> good morning, i'm tamala edwards, it is friday, november 13, you'll be okay. we've got breaking news at this hour, five people are hit by gunfire overnight. it took place in a matter of hours. we're live with the breaking details on the violent evening. a secret service agent is arrested for meeting a delaware child for sex. those stories and accuweather is tracking some strong winds moving in and, of course, we'll have a check of traffic throughout the morning, "action news" is up in two. the lot of fun with the starbucks red cup controversy. >> and here now are your "friday funnies." >> we're about to enter the magical season of getting angry
that there's not enough talk about christmas. >> some evangelical christians are upset they're doing away with symbols of the season like the snowflake, snowmen and other onments. >> he got rid of the christian religious symbols like snowflakes and snowmen. i mean, i think we all remember the story of when baby jesus was visited by the three wise frosties. >> because this year's starbucks holiday cup doesn't have any christmas symbol, starbucks hates jesus. >> what makes people think jesus wants to be on a starbucks cup? i'm going to tell you something, jesus does not. >> to start a movement, when i went if and asked for my coffee they asked for my name and i told them my name is merry christmas. starbucks, i tricked you. >> if you had time to actively protest the color and design of the starbucks holiday cup, you know what you should do, anything else. literally. >> what ticks me off about this
cup, adam, there is nothing in it. >> oh, geez. >> starbucks is taking merry christmas -- no more merry christmas. call it anything you want. if i become president we'll all be saying merry christmas again. that i can tell you. >> i don't care if you have three yam kas on, you're going to say merry christmas. >> give the customers a cup crammed so full of christmas they'll be picking tinsel out of their yule log for months. it's got your on manies, an entire manger scene but still missing a little something like, say, an entire christmas tree. all right. hmm, hmm. what a festive way to start my day. >> really was good fodder for those guys. >> it was. >> all right, coming up on "gma," president obama, george's interview with the president. that's what's making news in america this morning. have a fantastic weekend, everybody.